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  • adj. Opposing romance.
  • adj. Opposing or rejecting the Romantic movement.
  • n. One who opposes or rejects the Romantic movement.


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anti- +‎ romantic


  • Elsewhere a romantic vision of the American people (despite the self-perceived "antiromantic" nature of neoconservatism, noted earlier) is combined with an appeal to demonstrate greatness to non-Americans.


  • She describes it as an "antiromantic romantic comedy" with a little bit of "Mad About You."

    Cummings's Coming-Out

  • Mr. Guirgis's play is an antiromantic romcom about the effects of the therapeutic culture on a group of substance abusers.

    Into the (Spot)light

  • She observes, correctly, that a woman's reputation as a thinker can be tainted by "an erotically charged biography" in a way a man's typically is not, but suggests that feminism, with its "antiromantic bias," must share the blame along with patriarchy.

    Conflicting visions of romantic love

  • An antidote for such loopy thinking is an antiromantic book published nine years ago by John Mueller, an Ohio State political scientist.

    Grover, Calvin And Us

  • Gustave Planche, in his time an influential antiromantic critic, used the term “realism” from about 1833 onward almost as an equivalent of materialism, particularly for the minute description of costumes and customs in historical novels.


  • Lectures were translated by Giovanni Gherardini, but the great outburst of pamphlets — a whole battle — did not break out till 1818, when the term romanti - cismo was used first by antiromantic pamphleteers,


  • T.S. Eliot and his followers, and later with F.R. Leavis in England and the New Critics in the United States, an antiromantic reaction set in, which on various grounds, moral, political, and aesthetic, considered the romantic movement a deplorable break with the great humanist and Christian tradition.


  • In recent decades, with the general antiromantic reaction, much has been done to rehabilitate the “classical” English literature, particularly in scholarly circles.


  • But the ascendance of market rhetoric in America and Britain was accompanied by the assertion of some decidedly antiromantic science.

    Ethical Technology


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